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Just in Time for the Holidays -> Chosen: A 31-Day Christmas Devotional

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I’m pleased to introduce my new devotional book, Chosen: A 31-Day Christmas Devotional. As I worked on these devotional messages, I found myself moved by some truths I have struggled with over the years. I hope you’ll feel the same way when you read them. Instead of telling you about the devotional, I want you to experience it for yourself. Enjoy a couple of samples from the book.     Chosen: A 31-Day Christmas Devotional Available in paperback, Kindle, or ePub (Kobo, B&N, Apple, and others).             December 3: Well, That’s Awkward Scripture This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. Joseph, to whom she was engaged, was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided...

You Can Hear from God Daily (Don’t Let Tim Challies or Anyone Else Tell You Otherwise)

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In my Christian experience, I started listening and hearing from God on a regular basis. Then some Christians told me it was somehow wrong so I stopped. At that point, my life took a downward spiral that sent me into complete dysfunction. Eventually, someone helped me by getting me into a class called Hearing God’s Voice. This course reassured me that it is normal and healthy to hear God’s voice. As I returned to a daily practice of two-way journaling with God, I received God’s healing and help. Don’t let anyone convince you it is wrong to hear from God. If left-brained rational Christians don’t want to hear from God, they can study the Bible with their minds. For the rest of us, we can engage God with our hearts and let the rhema of God, the spoken word of God, direct our lives so we become conformed to the image of Christ. The rhema of God doesn’t make us neglect the logos of God,...

Jesus Invites You to Dance with Him

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I had a dream that a guy invited me to a dance. I was reluctant and nervous because I didn’t know how to dance. He led me out to the ballroom floor and we began to dance, effortlessly, fluidly, as one. I didn’t know the steps to the dance but I intuitively knew how to follow his lead. He was graceful and supportive as we seemed to float across the dance floor. When I woke, I almost sensed God whisper, “Will you dance with me?” and immediately Matthew 11:29-30 came to mind, where Jesus invited us to dance, in a sense: “Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” That’s a whole new perspective on being yoked to Jesus. A yoke is intended to lead and train but we aren’t familiar with that concept so the thought of being yoked to someone conjures...